Film Society pupils attend cinema screening of their film

Forest Film Society pupils recently attended a cinema screening of their film ‘Anonymous’ shown at the historic Regent Street Cinema.

‘Anonymous’ was written, directed, shot and edited entirely by year seven and eight pupils. They were supported during the project by Ms Pereira as well as a visiting documentary film maker, Harriet Jones.

Regent Street cinema is the birth place of British Film.  In 1896, the first cinema film by the Lumiere brothers’ was screened there. So it was a prestigious venue for the first film made by Forest Film Society!

The pupils’ film was highly praised as a ‘great and genuinely scary short film’ by Kofi Acheampong, the BFI and ‘Into Film’ Programme Manager.  Pupils received certificates and ‘Anonymous’ will be entered into the ‘Into Film’ 2016 young Film Makers competition.

This is a second ground breaking event for Film Society pupils.  In May, Zainab Ali and Keisha Nliam succeeded in selection by the BFI to be UK presenters for the prestigious European Film Academy Awards. They were live streamed presenting the UK jury votes from BFI Southbank to the awards ceremony in Germany.

All the pupils said how much they enjoyed the creative experience of filmmaking,  and are already thinking ahead to making a new film next year!  You can watch ‘Anonymous’ here.